A site-specific production of Dickens’ classic play is on at Toronto’s Campbell House Museum
What would Christmas be without A Christmas Carol? With multiple renditions happening around the city every year, The Three Ships Collective with the support of Soup Can Theatre, present a site-specific adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Taking place at the historic Cambell House, the audience follows the Victorian-era penny-pincher, Ebenezer Scrooge, room to room as you watch his story of self-redemption courtesy of apparitions of Christmas past, present and future. Continue reading Review: A Christmas Carol (Three Ships Collective)
Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of December 17th, 2018
MoT is here with fabulous suggestions for the theatre-goer in you! The holiday season is in full swing, so take a look at our listings, and find the perfect theatrical event for you and your loved ones. Our editor Samantha is here with her top picks in red!
Continue reading Playlistings for the Week of December 17th, 2018
Get into the Christmas spirit with Leila in this Toronto show
Through a Persian princess’s eyes, Christmas begins when the Starbuck’s cups turn red, sugar walking sticks are sold, and the arguing begins about when it’s appropriate to play the music with the bells in it. A Very Leila Christmas, presented by Theatre Passe Muraille and A Bad Girl Leila, is the best way to get into the REAL Christmas spirit. Continue reading Review: A Very Leila Christmas (Theatre Passe Muraille)
Play balances speculation with comedy in Toronto
Believable science fiction is difficult to achieve on stage, a fact acknowledged by Eric Helle, director of Seven Siblings Theatre’s production of From The Water, which is now playing at the Tarragon Extraspace. Much of science fiction relies on the ability to create believable worlds and advanced technology, something that tends to require an enormous effects budget. Low-budget theatre knows it can’t really compare, so it has to concentrate its efforts elsewhere. Anyone who’s a fan of Star Trek: The Original Series and its cardboard sets, however, knows that it’s the characters and ideas that really matter in the long run. In these ways, From The Water largely succeeds in captivating our imaginations.
Continue reading Review: From The Water (Seven Siblings Theatre)
Mirvish presents the theatrical circus troupe 7 Fingers’ show Reversible in Toronto
Les 7 doigts de la main (the 7 Fingers), the scrappy Montreal-based contemporary circus arts collective has been steadily building its reputation in Toronto for its brilliant, wildly creative, artist-driven performances. Following recent runs of their shows Traces and Cuisine and Confessions, Mirvish has brought the company back to present Reversible. Continue reading Review: Reversible by The 7 Fingers (Mirvish)
Cirque du Soleil brings its show Corteo to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena for the Holidays
The Canadian entertainment juggernaut Cirque du Soleil is back in town with their classic show Corteo—playing a short run this week at the Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre)—just in time for the holidays!
Corteo originally played a longer run in Toronto back in 2005. Cirque du Soleil has taken to adapting their older shows—ones which have already toured the world in their signature tent—to enable them to play in arenas allowing them to profitably run in smaller markets and in cities like Toronto during the cold winter months. Continue reading Review: Corteo (Cirque du Soleil)
Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of December 10th, 2018. All of these shows are perfect for the budget-conscious theatre enthusiast! Experience quality Toronto theatre without the strain on your wallet!
Continue reading Cheap Theatre for the Week of December 10th, 2018.
Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of December 10th, 2018
As always MoT is here with fabulous suggestions for the theatre-goer in you! With the holiday season fast approaching, Toronto’s theatre scene is in full swing, so check out our top picks in red, and let MoT help you plan your next theatre adventure!
Continue reading Playlistings for the Week of December 10th, 2018
An annual holiday tradition, Ross Petty Productions’ panto takes the stage in Toronto
This year’s Ross Petty holiday production at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre is a re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz, and it does not disappoint, thanks to the endearing characters, brightly coloured costumes and set, and jabs at politicians. We’re happily taken along the yellow brick road, while we watch Dorothy (spirited Camille Eanga-Selenge) make the world a better place.
Continue reading Review (Kid+1): The Wizard of Oz (Ross Petty Productions)
Experience an immersive theatre celebration of Christmas through the lens of Italian culture in Toronto
For the second year in a row DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT), one of Toronto’s leading immersive theatre companies, has created a Christmas-themed show. Following last year’s An Italian Christmas Carol, a reimagining of the Dickens story performed for a solo audience member, the company is presenting If on a Christmas Night, an immersive theatre experience designed for a larger audience, written and directed by DLT’s Artistic Director, Daniele Bartolini. Continue reading Review: If on a Christmas Night (DopoLavoro Teatrale/Villa Charities/The Columbus Centre)